RM SH - 8 months ago 49

Python Question

I am using Python but there is something strange. Why does cos(x) give me a result of x as was in radians? while cos(radians(x)) gives the answer as x was in degree

for example :

`>>> cos(75)`

0.9217512697247493

but the truth is if 75 is in degree, then cos(75) = 0.26

`>>> cos(radians(75))`

0.25881904510252074

but the truth is if 75 is in radians, then cos(75) = 0.90

I am wrong ? why is that happening ?

Answer

`cos(75)`

means "the cosine of 75 radians". (See documentation.)`radians(75)`

means "convert 75° to radians", i.e. "the number of radians that's equivalent to 75°". (See documentation.)- so
`cos(radians(75))`

means "the cosine of {the number of radians that's equivalent to 75°} radians", i.e. "the cosine of 75°".